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 First build Farghul WIP

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #165 on: Jun 10, 2016, 09:21 PM »
colors look nice.

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #166 on: Jun 10, 2016, 10:42 PM »
Your loincloth looks fine to me, its not rectangular by the looks of it it's got a ragged appearance.

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #167 on: Jun 16, 2016, 05:26 PM »
Such cool looking armor, haven't seen many alien mando's. Any plans for wearing a mask under the helmet?

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #168 on: Jun 16, 2016, 05:41 PM »
Such cool looking armor, haven't seen many alien mando's. Any plans for wearing a mask under the helmet?
Thank you. Yes, a mask and ears are in Dara's future. I did try casting a mask a few different times, but none of them came out the way I wanted. It is a learning process, but I will get there eventually. It may not happen until after I am OM, but I fully intend to be able to walk around without my helmet on and still look awesome.

Your loincloth looks fine to me, its not rectangular by the looks of it it's got a ragged appearance.
I did try to rip it up a bit and add some weathering so it looked like it fit with the rest of my build. Thank you

colors look nice.
Thank you. Pink is my favorite color (if you couldn't tell). Actually, fun fact- pink and green were my wedding colors. I just can't get enough of them.

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #169 on: Jul 12, 2016, 12:17 PM »
This is magical, well done!  I love how its coming together so far. Your list of upgrades/fixes happens as you wear the kit more and more; that is why a kit is never really done!  I look forward to your progress!

Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #170 on: Jul 30, 2016, 05:05 PM »
This is magical, well done!  I love how its coming together so far. Your list of upgrades/fixes happens as you wear the kit more and more; that is why a kit is never really done!  I look forward to your progress!
Thank you!

Just a quick update. Last night I put together the Velleman super stereo ear kit. I have no experience with circuitry or soldering, so it was a learning process as so much of the build has been, but it came together within an hour including the mods I made to the microphones so I can attach them on opposite sides of my helmet. The few hearing tests I have done with it have made me happy, so I can’t wait to install it into my bucket so I can hear.


Installation brings up my next update. As you can see, with my bucket being an alien build, I don’t have room for ear caps or rangefinders, but that means I don’t have a hidey-hole for the mics to sit in undetected. Here is what I am thinking of doing: I picked up some 2” vents which I have cut down and bent to sit on the weird ear bend. I would attach them to the outside, then drill a hole on the inside under the vent so the mic can sit in the open, but not be seen.


I wanted to get opinions before I did anything permanent in my helmet.

Aside from this new project, I have finished up the dagger I was working on. It is just waiting for me to wrap up the handle and make a sheath now, and I am in the process of drafting a new pair of shnees that will hopefully look a lot better.

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #171 on: Jul 30, 2016, 05:11 PM »
Honestly, the vents don't flow with the rest of the build. Could you maybe do something smaller (like the aerators in a stormy bucket) & then put them in the cheeks?

I really need to get started on my helmet upgrades & would love to know where you got your stereo ear set up.

Looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for your build!

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #172 on: Jul 30, 2016, 05:21 PM »
Honestly, the vents don't flow with the rest of the build. Could you maybe do something smaller (like the aerators in a stormy bucket) & then put them in the cheeks?

I really need to get started on my helmet upgrades & would love to know where you got your stereo ear set up.

Looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for your build!

They are actually wider than the 2" they said they would be, which was very disappointing for me. measuring them now they are about 2.5" with the rim.  I was shooting for something on the lower ear portion to keep wires out of my face, especially once I start wearing a prosthetic with my helmet. I wouldn't want to accidentally rip tech out or rip up a prosthetic piece getting in and out of my bucket. I was also hoping to get them on either side of my helmet to make it as close to normal hearing range as possible.

I ordered mine from Amazon for around $10-$11. I have heard that radioshack has them, but being in the middle of nowhere I can't check that for myself.  :laugh: If you do get it, you'll need to extend the mics out. The schematics have them attached directly to the board for some stupid reason, but if I can figure out extension anyone can.

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #173 on: Jul 30, 2016, 05:31 PM »
Definitely makes sense...maybe you could cut vents or key holes in the lower part of the ear cap

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #174 on: Jul 30, 2016, 05:54 PM »
Definitely makes sense...maybe you could cut vents or key holes in the lower part of the ear cap
When you say ear cap do you mean make an ear cap to fit, or just cut directly into the area where an ear cap would sit? I have neglected to make ear caps since the cat ear cuts into where the ear cap would typically sit.

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #175 on: Jul 30, 2016, 05:57 PM »
I just meant the area under the ears (where you have that round vent sitting in your picture)

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #176 on: Jul 30, 2016, 06:59 PM »
I just meant the area under the ears (where you have that round vent sitting in your picture)
I just wanted to make sure we were on the same page. I will have to play around with the setup to see if I can get it to work well. I really appreciate all of your input Naasad!

Ok, so I have been fiddling with some ideas. I really like the slats that the original vents had, so I started thinking ‘what if I cut them out and still used them?’ I cut up a scrap piece of sintra and inserted the cut slats into it. If I used this idea I would sink the slats down into the bucket and maybe add a little lip of pop up around the inset for interest. It is hard to mock the idea, but I hope you can kinda see what I am seeing in my head.
I like the rectangular shape much better than the circles, and I think making it look inset instead of on top might help it flow better. The final product would be shorter than what the mock up is, and probably thinner too. I just need fresh eyes at this point. I have a tendency to fixate on things I think will work. Here is the bad mock up and a hand drawing



The other option is just slits in the sides. If I were to do that I would want them fairly small to avoid visibility. Somewhere between 3-5 slits up each side like so


If you guys have any other ideas, please shout them out. Definitely could use some input and whatnot here.

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #177 on: Oct 26, 2016, 03:05 AM »
Well guys, like usual I let my thread go necro and then bring it back to life. I like to live life on the edge.  :P

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. I worked on my shnees a little bit back in July and then got sidetracked by life in August when hubby and I found out we are expecting. We are due in April, so I only have a month or so left to fit into my suit until little one wants more room. I'm not sure I can even fit into it now as my flight suit was tailored fairly tight  :laugh:

I won't be doing any bondo work myself or any huge modifications to my bucket like I hoped I would get to, but I'm still chugging away at it.

Just wanted to give a quick update to those of you following this build wondering what the heck is going on.

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #178 on: Oct 26, 2016, 03:54 AM »
Congrats Vod!

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Re: First build Farghul WIP
« Reply #179 on: Oct 26, 2016, 11:19 AM »
Congratulations!

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